Correct me if I'm wrong in the details:
imnuts: received donations to purchase
jt1134: was sent the device in some swap between rootzwiki and kejar
gunnermike: received donations to purchase
r2doesinc: beat out imoseyen in rootzwiki's community vote contest...and then after getting heavily criticized for trying to sell the device when he couldnt get aosp working..."lost" the charge at the big android bbq last year "in a cab"